Amakhala is named after the Xhosa word meaning Aloes, the prolific indigenous plant found in this uniquely diverse province.
Steeped in history and beauty, this game reserve creates an ideal environment for an unforgettable safari and an intimate experience of the varied landscape, including breathtaking views of the Bushman`s River.
Amakhala Game Reserve is located in the malaria-free Eastern Cape of South Africa. The Game Reserve offers a wide variety of 3, 4 & 5-star owner-managed experiences.The private Game Park offers guests accommodation in a selection of 11 Luxury establishments made up of restored Country houses, Safari Lodges and Tented camps located in different areas of the large 18 000 acres Safari park.
Surrounding attractions include the Shamwari Game Reserve (5 min), Addo Elephant National Park (30 min), Grahamstown (40 min), the Sunshine Coast with its stunning beaches (45 min), and historical Settler villages such as Sidbury and Salem.
Amakhala Game Reserve Activities:
Amakhala Game Reserve offers a range of morning and evening safaris and other activities to enable our guests to experience the fascinating flora, fauna and bird life of the Eastern Cape. This is your opportunity to return to nature.
Go on game drives in an open Land Rover in search of our wildlife - rhino, elephant, cheetah, buffalo, giraffe, black wildebeest, zebra, tortoise and over 16 antelope species or take a night drive with cheese and wine sundowners before searching for elusive nocturnal animals such as lynx, porcupine and spring hare.
Relax on a slow river cruise down the Bushman’s River.
The riverine bushveld offers excellent bird watching with a good chance of seeing the majestic African Fish Eagle and all three species of Kingfisher.
Amongst the game drinking at the river’s edge, the rare Cape Clawless Otter might also be sighted.
A guided walk with one of our qualified rangers will both fascinate and enthral you with an in-depth view into the hidden treasures of the African veld.
Canoeing on the Bushman’s River will also give you a better insight into the tranquil riverine ecosystem. A leisurely paddle is often the perfect way to be at one with nature.
Lodge guests will each have their own activities that include guided walks, canoe safaris, Addo trips in safari vehicles, river cruises and game drives.
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Clothing & Accessories:
Walking shoes, sun hat, sunblock, cameras, light clothing and a warm jacket, swimming costume
Health & Climate:
Amakhala Game Reserve is in a malaria and disease-free area - no medicines or precautions required.